Klopp: Champions League win would have caused problems

The German was more than gracious about losing Europe’s premier club competition to rivals Bayern Munich and instead suggested it would serve as a springboard to more success

Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp is upbeat about his side’s Champions League final defeat in May and wants to use losing to Bayern Munich as motivation heading into the new season.

The Schwarzgelben reached the final hoping to replicate their win in 1997, but ultimately surrendered 2-1 at Wembley to Jupp Heynckes’ Bavarians.

However, Klopp has passed off the defeat as unfinished business, insisting the team are now hungrier than ever to achieve success and hinted that he has a change in tactics in store for his BVB squad.

“I was not as depressed [from BVB’s Champions League defeat] as you might have guessed. A win would have brought other problems,” the 46-year-old revealed to Bild.

“Then we would have won recently all that there is to win. Therefore, it is actually not so bad that it did not work the first time.

“Some people think that was our only chance [in the Champions League]. Others say we can do it again soon. We want to strive to another final experience one time or another.

“When everything is finally clear [in pre-season], we will change up the system a bit. Ideally, our style will change so that we concede fewer goals.”

The Signal Iduna Park outfit have already snapped up striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Saint-Etienne and defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos from Werder Bremen this summer to boost their ranks.

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